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Bulmastf.jpg (7705 bytes) The Bullmastiff is a devoted, alert guard dog, with a good-natured temperament, though he tends to be willful. Docile unless provoked, he is fearless and protective, yet affectionate.
Breed: Bull mastiff
Country of Origin: 19th century England
AKC Group: Working
Function: Pursue, knock down, and capture poachers who were hunting illegally
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Powerful, enduring, heavy, large
Color: Fawn, brindle, reddish-brown
Coat Type: Short, shedding, low maintenance
Grooming: 20 minutes a week
Height: 24-27 inches
Weight: 100-135 pounds
Activity Level: Medium-high
Watch Dog: Very high
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Low
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: No
Good With Strangers: No
Character: Affectionate, lazy, fearless, courageous
Home Environment: Large fenced yard
Best Owner: Strong, easygoing, confident
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Aggression, dominance, pulling on leash
Physical: Hip dysplasia, eye and gastrointestinal disorders
Recommendations: Nuter males before 8 months